My career at Finlay James has been a real journey. I have been lucky enough to benefit from Mark and John's 'promote from within' ethos and have progressed through several roles. I joined Finlay James in 2008 as an Account Executive, having been in IT sales since graduating in 2004. At my previous company I sold a range of solutions including security, networking and IT services, which gave me sound knowledge of the IT sales landscape when I started my role at FJ. Due to my success I soared through the ranks of the company, becoming a Managing Consultant for our Northern office in 2011. During this time I took a step back from the ‘hands on’ consultancy and focused on managing and supporting the Manchester team. I helped to grow the Northern team to fill headcount. In October 2014 I was promoted again to Director of Operations. I now oversee the day to day actions of the entire company. The most satisfying thing about my job is developing our consultants and watching them grow into successful IT sales recruiters.